Definitions

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  • adj. Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated near the mastoid: noting certain cranial processes more frequently called paroccipital.
  • n. A paramastoid process; a paroccipital.

Etymologies

para- +‎ mastoid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The under surface of the jugular process is rough, and gives attachment to the Rectus capitis lateralis muscle and the lateral atlantoöccipital ligament; from this surface an eminence, the paramastoid process, sometimes projects downward, and may be of sufficient length to reach, and articulate with, the transverse process of the atlas.

    II. Osteology. 5a. The Cranial Bones. 1. The Occipital Bone

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